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Leviathan Wakes | [James S.A. Corey]

Leviathan Wakes

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.
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Publisher's Summary

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

©2011 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“… kickass space opera.” (George R.R. Martin)

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    silverback United States 02-09-15
    silverback United States 02-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story"

    Really enjoyed this story. Especially how the author incorporates life's dysfunction albeit an everyday problem or life threatening. Funny how the first, lessons the stress of the second. Well done!

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    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 02-02-15
    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 02-02-15 Member Since 2013

    Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.

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    "Miller time"
    What made the experience of listening to Leviathan Wakes the most enjoyable?

    This story was good all around. Kept me engaged. Lots of action. Great characters. Narration was awesome.Really dug this story. Side note I think this is what happen to Lucy lol


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miller. He has nothing to lose.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Miller realizes what he must do.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Race of Black oblivion


    Any additional comments?

    Check this story out. you won't be disappointed.

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    Robert Bismarck, ND, United States 02-02-15
    Robert Bismarck, ND, United States 02-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Really an excellent "read""
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    Really a good story. I hope the rest of the series is as good. The reader was great. Sometimes I get sick of all the production that goes into audio books. When I read a book I want to use my own imagination as to the voices of the characters so sometimes I get tired of readers who attempt to use a different voice for each character when in fact they only command a handful of voices and never seem to do well with cross gender voices. This reader simply read the story, and very well. It felt more like I was reading it myself instead of just listening. I liked it. It was refreshing.

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    Amazon Customer 02-01-15
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    "Don't buy if you are looking for a clean book."
    What would have made Leviathan Wakes better?

    The " F " word is used multiple times the first 10 min. The author introduces sex into the story in the first 10 min. Makes unreadable for me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James S.A. Corey again?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was fine.


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    Greg 01-31-15
    Greg 01-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable"

    Slow start and a bit disjointed, but the pace picks up, things start to make sense and then it really becomes exciting. That characters grow nicely.

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    M. Glidden Philadelphia, PA 01-28-15
    M. Glidden Philadelphia, PA 01-28-15
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    "great space opera!"

    James May's reading is outstanding, and if you don't fall in love with the crew of the rocinante by the end of this book, well - something's just not right with you.

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    soutloeun 01-26-15
    soutloeun 01-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good"

    Good. Kept me guessing throughout.
    I would recommend it to anyone. Can't wait for the tv series due out soon.

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    love it!! so addicting :) 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book"

    it was a great scfi book a change from my normal but it was a great change kept my interest the whole time

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    Dragon&Fox 01-25-15
    Dragon&Fox 01-25-15 Member Since 2014

    We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep.

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    "couldn't stop listening"
    Would you listen to Leviathan Wakes again? Why?

    Very rarely do I listen to a book more than once. (really, only "A Song of Ice and Fire" series and that's because it's the most complex story that requires multiple readings to see the subtle signs left for the reader to uncover)
    Reason is, I only need to hear/read a book once for it to embed itself in me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Leviathan Wakes?

    **SPOLIER*!!!!!
    There were many "impressive" moments. I am in live with Holden! I really liked Miller too.



    ********SPOILER*******
    I guess, I was awed by when Miller finds Proto-Julie


    Which character – as performed by Jefferson Mays – was your favorite?

    I love Holden, but JM did a great job of those accents from the Belt. (or were they the Earthers?)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    They ARE making a TV Series of this book! Yay, and it looks like it's going to be great!
    Tag line could be, sexy rogue space ship captain meets obsessed detective who's fallen in love with the missing-girl case he's been charged to crack while mankind is in danger of extinction.


    Any additional comments?

    great fun and an engaging ride through a possible future and space.

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    Russ Nickel Los Angeles, CA 01-20-15
    Russ Nickel Los Angeles, CA 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sci-fi Mystery with Subpar Narration"
    Would you recommend Leviathan Wakes to your friends? Why or why not?

    The story of Leviathan Wakes is a relatively simple one. It's been touted as Game of Thrones in space by advertising promoting the new show on the Syfy network, and maybe when they adapt it to the screen, that will somehow be true, but right now it's nothing more than a simple detective story. Sure, there are a few factions, but really it's just about who's pulling the strings. There are clear heroes and villains, and none of the politics really come into play that much. Politics is more like backround radiation, and the protagonists rarely encounter it in any significant way.

    The mystery was enough to keep me going, but just barely.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jefferson Mays?

    The narrator doesn't differentiate the voices much at all. The two main characters are supposedly polar opposites: the idealistic ship captain who always does the right thing and the jaded detective who makes the tough calls. But they sound nearly identical. Also, the narration is fairly flat, so even incredible tense dialogue in near death situations is delivered smoothly instead of being acted in a way that conveys the correct drama the situation requires.


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